Community Acupuncture Albuquerque

Supporting our community through affordable acupuncture

2509 Vermont St NE, Suite A2 - Albuquerque, NM 87110 – 505 266 2606 –

Staff at Community Acupuncture Albuquerque

Dr. Trisch Van Sciver, DOM

Trisch is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Nurse Practitioner. She has several decades experience in both professions. Her passion is combining alternative and Western medicines. She enjoys helping others in their healing process. Her other interests include traveling , dancing, healthy lifestyle practices, social justice, learning Spanish and spending time with her family and friends.

Dr. Noelle Baroody, DOM

Noelle Baroody received her Master's degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Noelle's treatment approach is built on compassion and integrity and focused on using Chinese Medicine to facilitate physical, mental, and emotional balance in order to attain optimal health and wellness in her patients. She finds it truly an honor to work with you on your journey to better health!

Noelle began her medical journey as a child, observing her grandfather, a Cardiologist and Family Medicine Doctor, treating his patients with care, respect, and compassion. Growing up, she knew that she wanted to do the same, but felt that Western Medicine was becoming too focused on symptoms and prescriptions, and not enough on the person as a whole. When Noelle discovered Chinese Medicine her eyes were opened to the incredible ability of the medicine to make positive life-changing improvements to physical and emotional health. For 5 years, she was the Chief Treating Physician at Original Medicine Wellness Center, utilizing both a Chinese and Functional Medicine approach to improving the health of her patients. She was also a sub at Community Acupuncture Albuquerque for the last 3 years and is thrilled to be a permanent part of the CAA team.

Dr. Nityamo Lian, DOM, MPH

Nityamo Sinclair Lian graduated from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Santa Fe in 1999. She received her Masters of Public Health in 2007 from the University of New Mexico. She has worked in health care for at least thirty years - first as a dental assistant, then as a shiatsu/acupressure practitioner, massage therapist and physical therapy assistant before becoming a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in New Mexico.

After graduation, she joined the University of New Mexico's Department of Psychiatry and Department of Internal Medicine designing and implementing acupuncture research studies looking at acupuncture treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and at anxiety in women with breast cancer. Since 2001, she worked and volunteered extensively in public health acupuncture, specifically working with acupuncture for addictions using and teaching a simple ear acupuncture protocol.

In 2008, Nityamo co-founded Public Health Acupuncture of New Mexico (PHANM), a non-profit organization that helps make acupuncture more accessible in New Mexico. In 2009. She set up Community Acupuncture at Highlands clinic which has since become Community Acupuncture Albuquerque - our current clinic which gives more than 6000 treatments per year. The non-profit coordinates ear acupuncture for addictions treatments across ten counties in NM and last year over 8000 treatments were given. Nityamo is a member of the People's Organization of Community Acupuncture; Society for Acupuncture Research; NM Public Health Association; and the American Public Health Association.

Patrice Faust, NTS LMT CA Reception

Patrice has been committed to holistic and natural approaches to healthcare for more than 25 years. She is a 1995 graduate of NMSNT(NM School of Natural Therapeutics), and has worked as a Massage Therapist and as a Chiropractic Assistant for more than 21 years. She recognizes that acupuncture is a safe and positive addition to healthcare. She feels lucky to be a part of Community Acupuncture Albuquerque.

Patrice has many interests which include: origami, sewing, bellydancing, foreign and classic films. Patrice moved to Albuquerque in 1983 and loves New Mexico. She shares her home with husband Greg and cat, JackJack.

Dr. Lisha Liu, DOM

Lisha (pronounced Lisa) Liu specializes in pain management as well as problems related to nerve, muscle and soft tissue disorders. She is experienced and skilled at working to help relieve stress, anxiety, fatigue, and depression.

Lisha is confident in her abilities and is skilled using special techniques such as abdominal needling, as well as community acupuncture techniques. During her time as a DOM she has helped hundreds of patients with pain management for neck pain, back pain, sciatica pain, and more. She is known for her acupuncture skills and kind nature. She is always personable and finds the best course of action to help every person she sees.

Lisha has multiple years of training and working experience at leading hospitals in China and has lectured internationally for students. Dr. Liu has also published a paper on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).